The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society

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The present book engages with the phenomenon of protracted occupation, which it perceives as both attention-grabbing and puzzling in the 21st century, an era in which it has become an exceptional and very rare phenomenon. The analysis begins with a view which suggests that occupation, by its very nature, has in most cases acquired a negative connotation because in the great majority of cases it is carried out coercively, against the will of the occupied population. In the discourse on this phenomenon, therefore, the focus of the interest is frequently on the occupied society, became it bears the very heavy tangible and intangible burdens of the occupation. Indeed there is growing literature on this issue. It is consequently requisite upon us also to analyze the relatively neglected effects of the occupation on the occupying society, effects that are not always explicit and easily observed. The present book focuses on a particular case of prolonged occupation - that of the West Bank and Gaza Strip by Israel following the Six Day War in 1967. Of importance for us is the fact that since 1967 Israel has been occupying Palestinian territories and the Palestinian population has been living for over four decades under this occupation. We focus on the relative gap in the interactive analysis in the context of occupation - the effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and of the Palestinian people, on the State of Israel and its society. The consequences of the occupation are felt in wide range of aspects of life from political, societal, legal and economic to cultural and psychological.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford; New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages590
ISBN (Electronic)9780199979950
ISBN (Print)0199862184, 9780199862184
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSeries in political psychology
PublisherOxford University Press


  • Culture
  • Democracy
  • Ethinization
  • Gender
  • Ideology
  • Israeli society
  • Language
  • Mass media
  • Military
  • Morality
  • Occupation
  • Political culture
  • Psychological effects of occupation
  • Religion
  • Social identity
  • Space expansion

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1967-
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Government policy -- Israel
  • Six Day War, 1967
  • Israel -- Politics and government -- 1967-
  • Israel -- Social conditions -- 21st century
  • Six Day War, 1967 -- Political aspects
  • Israel-Arab War, 1967
  • Milhemet Sheshet Hayamim, 1967
  • Arab-Israel War, 1967
  • Israel -- History -- Six Day War, 1967


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